Brett Favre NOT Returning To NFL; Admits To Memory Loss
After the St. Louis Rams lost their starting quarterback Sam Bradford to an ACL injury for the season, rumors ran rampant about the team calling legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre to try to convince him to return to the game.
The rumor which was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, said that Favre declined the offer. In a recent interview he said, “It’s flattering, but you know there’s no way I’m going to do that.”
Favre is 44 years old, and played for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets during his career.
As the “Iron Man” of the NFL, who holds the record by playing in 297 consecutive games, one would think his health is in tip top shape. Yet in an interview with Sports Talk 570 in Washington he admitted that he was beginning to suffer from memory loss, due to his years played in football.
“I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer. I don’t remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, ‘Where are my glasses?’ and they’re on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that’s a little bit scary to me.”
With Favre feeling the effects of a long, successful career it may put in perspective the reason the NFL is putting so much emphasis in player safety these days. The Rams will play the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football this week at 8:30 on ESPN.